Opportunity for business owners to discuss and learn ways to consider safe and smart best practices for reopening their business.
About this Event
Over the last few months, we've all felt the impacts of the global health crisis. In the last week or two, we've also watched as areas across the country have begun to reopen their cities /towns and their businesses. In Virginia, the governor has targeted May 15 as the date for re-opening certain businesses, if the statewide downward trend of positive cases and hospitalizations continue.
Join the Town of Vienna's Economic Development Office and the Vienna Business Association for an online discussion with Karen Kerrigan, president and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, as we discuss the next phase of the health crisis: recovery and reopening.
Topics / Questions for Discussion Include:
How does the business community open safely andefficiently for the workforce and the public?
Are there new business models to consider?
What are trends in businesses that owners / entrepreneurs need to be aware of?
What examples that from other communities and states that have re-opened their businesses in recent weeks can serve as learning opportunities?
Meet Our Featured Speaker
For more than 25 years Karen Kerrigan’s leadership, advocacy and training work has helped foster U.S. entrepreneurship and global business growth. She is president and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and is the group’s chief advocate for its members. Kerrigan graduated from SUNY Cortland with a B.A. in political science, and resides in Northern Virginia.
Linked In: /karenkerrigan
About the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is a 501c(4) advocacy, research and education organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. SBE's network of supporters, including entrepreneurs and small business owners, state and local business organizations, corporate partners and associations work to strengthen the environment for robust entrepreneurship, investment, innovation, and small business growth.
About the Vienna Business Association (VBA)
The Vienna Business Association is the local community chamber of commerce. The VBA promotes greater business opportunities and growth through professional development, networking and marketing opportunities. The VBA helps to create a strong local economy by nurturing the bond between businesses and citizens through community events and outreach, and encouraging the Town to shop local and shop Vienna.